We like to offer our readers cost efficient ways to accomplish home improvements.  In previous blogs, I’ve discussed the benefits to remodeling your home to increase the resale value.  One room in your home that is very important to consider is the bathroom.  If a bathroom is in good condition it can raise the value of your home. That being said, it is always a good idea to remodel a bathroom to increase the sale value of the home.  If you are not moving in the near future, but would like to update your bathrooms to be more Eco-friendly, this can cut your utility bills now and increase the value of your home in the future.

Paint

Painting your bathroom is always the least expensive way to update your bathroom.  When purchasing paint, you will need to take into consideration bathrooms have high humidity and temperature change.  Selecting a high quality of paint that is satin finish is your best bet.  Remember to paint your ceilings at this time with a mold and mildew resistant paint.  Choose neutral colors for your bathroom if you plan to sell your home in the near future. You can add a splash of color with your home decor.

Fixtures

Sometimes the smallest things make a big impact.  By replacing your sink faucets, light fixture, towel racks and cabinet fixtures you can change the entire look of a room.  With your new wall color and new fixtures you can inexpensively change the look of your bathroom without calling a contractor.

Caulk

Another simple DIY is replacing any chipped, cracked or missing caulk around your sink and tub.  Dirty, grimy and moldy caulk can make your bathroom look old.  It’s a messy job, but a fairly easy job you can do yourself.

Toilet and Sinks

The bathroom is one area that is easy to become more Eco-friendly. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will conserve water and lower your utility bill.  Again, these are all relatively simple to install yourself.

Vanity and Countertop

Are you a person who likes a little bit of a challenge when it comes to DIY projects? Replacing your bathroom vanity and counter top might be something you would enjoy.  A cost efficient way to update your vanity is to paint or re-stain your vanity.   With new hardware, the vanity will have an updated look.  Replacing an old countertop with a new one will also give your bathroom a fresh new look.

Bathtub and Shower

When it comes to replacing a bathtub, you may want to consider having it refinished. If your tub is cosmetically with nicks, stains or yellowing; a bath tub resurface might be something to consider.  Replacing a shower area with tile will give your bathroom a whole new look.  Keep an eye on your local home improvement store for sales and clearance, to save money on the tile.

Flooring

If you want to replace the flooring, consider vinyl flooring today is not what it used to be.  Plank flooring can look natural and fool the eye of most people.  The cost is significantly less than tile flooring and warmer on your feet. If cost isn’t an issue, ceramic tile is still preferred flooring for many in bathrooms.

When it comes to updating a bathroom remember to look toward your future needs.  If the home you own will have elderly parents visiting, consider installing handrails while you are remodeling.  We always recommend purchasing Eco-friendly and reclaimed materials.  If CH Construction can assist you in your bathroom remodel give, Brandt a call to schedule an appointment.